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Tulsa Courthouse Shooting Suspect Due in Court
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- A 24-year-old man accused of opening fire outside a Tulsa courthouse is due in court this week.
Andrew Dennehy faces charges of shooting with intent to kill and firearms counts. He's due in court Wednesday.
Dennehy is accused in the March shooting that injured a sheriff's deputy and a bystander.
Dennehy's parents say their son is a paranoid schizophrenic who needs hospital treatment, not a maximum-security prison. Jurors in August found that Dennehy was mentally fit to face the charges.
Dennehy's attorney has argued that his client has bizarre thoughts and suffered delusions so severe that he was unable to assist in his own defense.
Prosecutor Tony Evans said Dennehy was bluffing.
Posted: Tuesday, October 16 2012, 06:34 AM CDT
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Okla. court upholds life sentence in uncle's death
May 17, 2013 21:34 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- An Oklahoma appeals court has upheld the life prison sentence of a 38-year-old man who was convicted of first-degree murder for shooting his uncle to death.
The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals handed down the decision Friday in the case of Patrick Shane Yargee. A jury in Tulsa County found Yargee guilty in the 2010 shooting death of 48-year-old David Willie Harjo.
Authorities alleged that Yargee shot Harjo eight times in a residence in northern Tulsa. Reports filed in the case indicate that the two men had an argument involving a woman before the shooting.
The five-judge court unanimously rejected Yargee's claims that he was denied a fair trial.
Yargee's defense attorney, Stuart Southerland of the Tulsa County Public Defender's Office, did not immediately return a telephone call seeking comment.
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